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Feb 6, 2013 7:00am EST
. >> "washington journal" continues. michael're back with burgess, a republican and vice chairman of the energy and commerce subcommittee. thanks for talking to our viewers. guest: thanks for having me. host: republicans are saying to avoid the automatic spending cuts, we need entitlement reform on the table. president obama said yesterday if we cannot agree to something long-term like entitlement reform, let's do something short-term. do you agree? guest: no. president obama should be talking about the next sequester, because this one is happening. it was postponed to march 1 on the first and january. this is a promise that we made, the congress and the president made to the american people in order to get our fiscal house in order if we could not come up with the cuts, the savings to do that, these cuts would be automatic. host: you are ok with them? guest: i don't like it. the republican house has proposed two alternatives where the sequester might be differently apportioned and there might be some other things like medical liability reform. i am for that, but the senator never took it up. p
Feb 5, 2013 7:00am EST
on an alternative to sequester, the benefits of some other proposals we have not talked about on energy? i have seen on the news how energy prices are going through the roof again. what are the benefits of the in the weeds discussions we do on energy production? we have to do a better job, and eric cantor is going to try to broaden the discussion on those areas. host: john, texas, republican. welcome to the conversation. caller: good morning, congressman. it is really simple -- medicaid , we are spending over $400 billion a year on that program alone. the government has said they want to keep government out of the bedroom. i am not talking about nursing home people, but all the others having one, 2, 3, 4, five children and we are picking up the costs. that is one area we can tackle. my mother is 85 years old and paste a $100 deductible -- pays a $100 deductible. why can't we not force people on medicaid to pay a premium? if they cannot afford it, they should not be in the bedroom. cut food stamps and the child tax credit. that is a start. guest: or are a number of good ideas, let's take the one on m
Feb 2, 2013 7:00am EST
of politico, he's an economics and finance reporter for politico. and previously, he was the morning energy reporter and he also reported for everyone for e & e's. our next call comes from jack, on our line for democrats. jack, you're on the "washington journal." caller: good morning. pleasure to talk to you. host: go ahead, jack. caller: i'm a teacher in the private school in this area, but i would disagree with my previous caller. the big problem in our economy as i see it is the offshoring of so many good paying jobs, and the destruction of the union in this country. when the globalization destroyed the floor for the middle class in wages, and as a result of that, these jobs are not coming back to this country. even offshoring technical jobs, like computer programs. it's outrages. host: jack in new jersey. to that we want to add this tweet from kiki who writes -- guest: i think for a lot of people what they see immediately is this employer who used to operate out of my town or city now operates out of a foreign city. the hope is that while this company moves jobs elsewhere, producing che
Feb 8, 2013 7:00am EST
. one example of that is all the energy that went into trying to get the larger institutions out of tarp, while forgetting about the hundreds of smaller banks in tarp and there are still 300 small institutions involved as well as struggling homeowners who still need assistance from tarp - we have been trying to remind people not to give up on the people who still feel the effects of the financial crisis. host: battleground, washington, independent line. caller: i have been following this fairly closely for the last five years and i have noticed brian lamb is had excellent interviews and i have seen sheila bair from the fdic. the biggest point that everyone seems to be missing is it is not whether or not people are receiving bonuses or who has paid back on much of tarp, who cares how much they have paid back? the big point that they are missing is the glaring contradiction. the last four decades as factory workers lost their jobs and small farmers got wiped out, we were receiving these lectures about the free market, free market capitalism, about the loss of free market capitalism and fre
Feb 1, 2013 7:00am EST
economy, and the influence of our diplomacy and the creative energy of our people remain unrivaled. no, it is because as the world has changed, so to have a level -- the levers of power that can most effectively shape international affairs. i have come to think about it like this. truman and acheson were killed in the parthenon with classical geometry and clear lines. tellers or a handful of big institutions and alliances dominated by major powers. that structure delivered unprecedented peace and prosperity. time takes its toll, even on the greatest edifice. we do need a new architecture for this new world. more frank gehry than formal greek. some of his work at first might appear have howser. in fact, it is highly intentional -- half hazard. in fact, it is highly intentional and sophisticated. today, we need a dynamic mix of materials and structures. american military and economic strength will remain the foundation of our global leadership. as we saw from the intervention to stop the massacre in libya to the rate at brought osama bin laden to justice, there will always be times when
Feb 7, 2013 7:00am EST
. finally, i want to point out this an op-ed by the chairman of the energy and commerce committee, a republican of michigan. this is in the washington times. we can do better for the most vulnerable among us and republicans have offered proposals to improve health care by removing washington's stranglehold on flexibility if by states encouraging innovation to provide better services for the poor and disabled. that is just a portion of that are bed this morning. coming up, we are going to turn to the immigration issues. deepak bhargava of the center for community change met with the president, with a group yesterday to discuss immigration reform. he will be joining us to take your calls. we will talk about that meeting. after that, senator jeff flake, a republican of arizona, part of a bipartisan group to look at immigration reform, that's one issue and if we will discuss with the newly elected senator. washington journal continues in a moment. >> ♪ [video clip] >> what i have discovered as i've gotten older and more mature is that is the worst strategy to achieve happiness is in
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